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March 18, 2012, 08:43:21 PM
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but as I tried to play around with wallet encryption I was sure I could take the same way back.
Instead of "encrypt wallet", I awaited the option "decrypt wallet" in the Bitcoin client GUI (0.6 RC4) which is not there.

Is that not implemented? How can I now decrypt the wallet again?

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March 19, 2012, 09:45:20 AM
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Anyone Wink? Didn't want to open another ticket on GitHub, as this has for sure been discussed before.

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March 23, 2012, 02:50:11 PM
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Or dump it with pywallet, and import em to a new wallet but preserving your old addresses.

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March 23, 2012, 04:56:48 PM
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I had hoped for an Bitcoin RPC call or GUI function Smiley. But perhaps its intended to not be able to decrypt ...

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December 24, 2012, 10:40:23 AM
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Necromancing this: any plan to at least make "dumpprivkey" accept the decryption key as argument? The function has to exist in the client, it's just a matter of making it reachable from the debug console... This is making me wish I hadn't encrypted my wallet... :/
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December 24, 2012, 03:40:38 PM
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. . . This is making me wish I hadn't encrypted my wallet... :/
Why?

Is it really that inconvenient to have to provide a separate instruction for the password?
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December 24, 2012, 05:04:41 PM
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Is it really that inconvenient to have to provide a separate instruction for the password?
Well, that's not very convenient at least... I should really try pywallet though, apparently it supports decryption: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34028.msg708668#msg708668

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